Monday, February 18, 2008

How One Freelancer Landed a Client 6 Days After Starting to Market

This post is an update on “SEO Mary.” Mary recently landed her first SEO writing client, less than a week after she started to market.

FYI, Mary is a freelance writer who has been allowing us an inside peek into how she’s starting her SEO writing career. To read this series from the beginning, follow these links: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV. This is Part V, the final version.

NOTE: Mary has agreed to give me periodic updates. Hence, at some point in the future, I’ll give an update on her story. Now, on to the latest.

When we left off last, Mary had landed her first client. Upon officially landing the client she wrote:


I DO have my first client (got the assignment/keywords Monday) just SIX days after sending out my first query. This is from the company that wanted the category pages [the one discussed in Part IV]. I asked about deadline and he told me he wanted them to "trickle" in. . . . [he] will be sending me work, starting tomorrow ! :-)

And the other, who asked about my writing full websites and asking about my SEO experience - I e-mailed him back today with the explanation -- similar to yours -- that I'm a long-time writer getting into the SEO niche -- and hope he'll use me. We'll see. . .

BUT, all was not going smoothly with her first assignment. Mary recounts:

Read the rest here.

Considering it's President's Day and we are in the middle of some great politics (I'm finding this Presidential race to be beyond exciting), I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday.

Yuwanda Black, Publisher
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